where sceptr'd angels held their residence (tahariel) wrote in little_details,
where sceptr'd angels held their residence

Two questions - the Royal Marines and multiple gunshot wounds

In my novel, one of the main characters used to be in the Royal Marines. For the plot I need him and his Fire Team to have been doing recon (preferably in a town) in Iraq, and get ambushed. What I wanted to ask was, is he more likely to get this sort of job if he's part of the Recon Troop of his Commando unit, or as a member of the Special Boat Service? As far as I've been able to glean, both fulfil reconnaissance roles, but I don't know enough to judge the difference.

The ambush results in the rest of his Team being killed, and he survives but with multiple gunshot wounds. I know one is to his leg and one to his arm (leaving him with a limp and restricted movement in the arm), but I don't know enough about gunshot wounds to know where else is survivable. I'm thinking five shots overall, with one maybe a lung puncture? He's in the field in Iraq, so that means field medicine, though he can of course be flown to other countries for hospitalisation (assuming he can be moved without killing him.)

Thanks for the help :)
Tags: ~medicine: injuries to order, ~medicine: injuries: gunshot wounds

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